Afghanistan : Winter Chill, Diplomatic Heat

Key Trends Continuing cold weather will restrict operations in February; however suicide attacks and strikes on Afghan Army and police, government functionaries, western aid workers and Indians working in Afghanistan by Taliban expected. Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Khost, Ghazni, Nuristan and Kabul remain the areas in focus. Greater attention to Helmand is expected after February with setting of poppy sowing season. IEDs, roadside bombs, assassinations and suicide attacks will remain the key threat. NATO sources indicate a fall in violence by 40 percent after redeployment of army in Pakistan`s NWFP and FATA, level of violence will be determined by continuance of active operations in the area during spring. Independent sources including think tanks, aid agencies and NGOs howev...
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